"Global Soul. Local Flavor."
A Detroit-based organization is quietly building a digital enterprise unlike anything before it. GoodVibe Community Media Network is the work of Make this World Foundation, a Michigan-based non-profit devoted to outreach and advocacy through media. GoodVibe.FM currently streams audio through its website and mobile app, while GoodVibe.TV is being developed as a companion site for original video content. The network is now building a roster of Content Producers who will receive training in media production and become eligible to submit programming for distribution. GoodVibe is also a registered producer for the Public Radio Satellite System which serves more than 400 public radio stations around the country. “We hope GoodVibe provides an online destination that’s user friendly, easy to remember and also communicates a bit of what we’re about as a new entity,” explained David Pittman, General Manager for GoodVibe Community Media Network.
GoodVibe was envisioned as a digital radio and TV network featuring a mix of independent local music and cultural arts programming. Realizing this vision would require a broad network of support and an inventive use of technology. Mr. Pittman said, “We reached out to people who were doing really creative things and asked for help. They were all very receptive to helping us define our own vision for community media in Detroit.” Open Media Foundation in Colorado, offered insight into the broadcast operations at Denver Open Media, while critical technology solutions were provided by another partner located in Canada’s remote Yukon Territory. The network will leverage Audio Over Internet Protocol or AOIP technology to inexpensively connect studios across several locations. GoodVibe already conducts media training programs with Hannan Center and Northwest Activities Center in Detroit, Ann Arbor District Library and several other local partners. GoodVibe is among more than 70 social justice, art, media and technology related Sponsored Projects of Allied Media Projects.
About Make This World Foundation
GoodVibe Community Media Network is a program of Make This World Foundation, a Michigan-based Not for Profit Corporation formed in 2009. Founder, David Pittman is a veteran multimedia producer and voice talent with previous career assignments at WGPR, WJR, WUOM and TV-Tokyo in New York City among others. The foundation is organized to provide distribution services for cause related media campaigns. The group is particularly focused on promoting greater diversity in media by providing access to traditionally under-represented audiences including multicultural families, women and seniors. For more information, visit makethisworld.org.
GoodVibe Community Media Network recently joined more than 80 creative arts and media projects supported by Allied Media Projects. Through it’s Sponsored Projects program, Allied Media offers a range of shared services to social justice art, media, and technology projects across the country. GoodVibe is created to showcase independent local music and promote greater on-air diversity. Our goal is to help expand the reach of community media partners and provide programming variety for our audience.
GoodVibe.FM was born in the summer of 2017 as a way to connect community radio stations to one another. Our low power station WEGV had recently begun transmitting from a tower site in Chelsea, MI and needed programming. Fortunately, we weren’t alone since we found that WNUC in Detroit and KZUT in Los Angeles were also newly launched stations looking for new ways to engage with their audiences. A few meetings and phone calls later, we had the beginnings of our own community media network. Stay tuned!